BISHOP –Caltrans has reopened U.S. 395 between State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes) and State Route 167 (north of Lee Vining) with vehicle escorts. CHP and Caltrans crews are escorting traffic between State Route 203 and State Route 158 S (June Lake Junction). Vehicles traveling beyond State Route 158 S to Lee Vining can do so without an escort.
Earlier today, crews reopened the highway from Bishop to Mammoth. The highway north of Lee Vining will remain closed from State Route 167 (Lee Vining) to Bridgeport as crews continue to remove significant amounts of snow, ice, and rocks, plowing 24/7.
Chain control restrictions are in effect for much of U.S. 395 in Mono County. In some areas of U.S. 395 from Bishop to Lee Vining, the highway is reduced to one lane in each direction with no shoulder. Please obey posted speed limits and do not attempt to pass other vehicles in areas where there is not enough room.
Caltrans will continue to post updates on this closure to its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. We ask that all drivers respect the closure points on U.S. 395 and not attempt to access the highway from other roads. In addition to U.S. 395, several Mono County roads, including Benton Crossing Road, are closed due to the snowstorm. For the latest details on Mono County road closures, visit monocounty.ca.gov/roads.
For those traveling between Bishop and Minden/Carson City/Reno, U.S. 6 is available as a detour around the closure. Please check quickmap.dot.ca.gov and nvroads.com for current road conditions before you leave home. You can also check roads.dot.ca.gov or call 1-800-427-7623.